Dr. Kat Arney is an award-winning science writer, public speaker, broadcaster, host of Genetics Unzipped and director of the science communications consultancy First Create The Media. Based in the UK, she is the author of the popular science books Herding Hemingway’s Cats: Understanding How Our Genes Work and How to Code a Human. She has fronted several BBC Radio 4 science documentaries and the comedy factual series Did the Victorians Ruin the World?, and has written for Wired, the BBC, the Daily Mail, the Times Educational Supplement, the Guardian, Nature, Mosaic, New Scientist and more.
Joaquim spoke to Dr. Arney about the history of genetics, genes, proteins, chromosomes, epileptics, mutations, genetic testing and more. They also discuss where genetic information comes from, how these impact traits, the transfer of hereditary and physical characteristics.